• APS-C 366.6mm2
  • 24.3 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 25,600
  • 35mm 861.6mm2
  • 24.3 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 12,800

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Differences

Sony A77 II advantages over Nikon D750

  • Focus peaking
    Peaker vs Non-peaker
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Less expensive
    $1798 vs $2297
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Tilt-swivel vs tilt-only
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Yes vs No
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • In-camera panoramas
    Yes vs No
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • NFC
    Yes vs No
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • Less shutter lag
    0.09 vs 0.21 sec
    Focus and take a photo quickly (wide angle)
  • More AF points
    79 vs 51
    More AF points improve autofocus
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    11.5 fps vs 6.6 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Faster RAW shooting
    12.0 fps vs 6.6 fps
    Faster RAW shooting in burst mode
  • Bigger RAW buffer
    28 vs 14 shots
    Larger buffer for RAW shots (burst mode)
  • Faster shutter
    1/8000 vs 1/4000 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light

Nikon D750 advantages over Sony A77 II

  • Lens selection
    Excellent vs Good
    Better lens selection gives you more options
  • Larger sensor
    35mm vs APS-C
    More sensor area. Bigger is (generally) better.
  • Bigger pixels
    ~ 5.97 vs 3.92 microns
    Better low-light and dynamic range (all else equal)
  • Fast startup
    ~0.50 vs 0.8 sec
    Faster startup lets you catch the moment
  • Longer stills battery life
    More info 1230 vs 480 shots
    Capture more photos
  • More telephoto lens reach
    120 mm vs 75 mm
    Capture objects farther away with the kit lens
  • Dual card slots
    Yes vs No
    Gives you more storage flexibility
  • Headphone jack
    Yes vs No
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
    40 vs 26 shots
    Take more JPEG shots before waiting (burst mode)

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Both provide
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Both provide
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • Internal flash
    Both provide
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • Top deck display
    Both provide
    Check settings with a screen on top of the camera
  • External Mic Jack
    Both provide
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • HDMI out
    Both provide
    Use an external screen to monitor or review video
  • Hot shoe
    Both provide
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities
  • Bulb shutter
    Both provide
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures

Common Weaknesses

  • Touchscreen
    Neither provide
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Neither provide
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • Built-in GPS
    Neither provide
    Geotag your photos
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Neither provide
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • Slow-motion videos
    Neither provide
    Shoot slow-motion videos

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Review Excerpt

  • Excellent image quality, especially lower ISOs; Improved high ISO performance when using RAW; Very good dynamic range; High-resolution images; Very fast single-shot autofocus; 12fps burst mode with C-AF; Good value for its class.

  • Lackluster continuous AF performance; Strong NR processing in high ISO JPEGs; Sluggish buffer clearing; Short battery life compared to most DSLRs; Joystick control easy to press accidentally.

  • Outstanding image quality with great dynamic range and high ISO performance; Class-leading burst rate; Very good 51-pt AF system; AF system works in very low light; Deep, comfortable handgrip; Articulated LCD monitor; Excellent battery life; Uncompressed 4:2:2 HDMI video output; Built-in Wi-Fi.

  • Buffer fills quickly with 14-bit RAW; Sluggish Live View AF; Shutter speed tops out at 1/4000s; OVF coverage closer to 97%; Weak low-pass filter is great for detail but higher risk of moire.

The Competition

Compared to Nikon D600

Sony A77 II
Nikon D600
  • $1198
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • $1497
  • 35mm
  • Lens selection
  • Larger sensor
Nikon D750
Nikon D600
  • $1797
  • 35mm
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • $1497
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • Fast startup

Compared to Pentax K-3

Sony A77 II
Pentax K-3
  • $1198
  • APS-C
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $836
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Less expensive
Nikon D750
Pentax K-3
  • $1797
  • 35mm
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
  • $836
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Focus peaking

Compared to Nikon D610

Sony A77 II
Nikon D610
  • $1198
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • $1497
  • 35mm
  • Lens selection
  • Larger sensor
Nikon D750
Nikon D610
  • $1797
  • 35mm
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • $1497
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • Fast startup

Compared to Canon 7D Mark II

Sony A77 II
Canon 7D Mark II
  • $1198
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • $1549
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Fast startup
Nikon D750
Canon 7D Mark II
  • $1797
  • 35mm
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
  • $1549
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Built-in GPS

Compared to Nikon D7200

Sony A77 II
Nikon D7200
  • $1198
  • APS-C
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Focus peaking
  • $997
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Less expensive
Nikon D750
Nikon D7200
  • $1797
  • 35mm
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
  • $997
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • NFC
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